2 Feb 2017

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 2 February 2017

From , 6:06 am on 2 February 2017

The French authorities in New Caledonia seem to be determined to secure the area of St Louis to the south of Noumea after more shootings last weekend; the premier body representing the fisheries' concerns of the 18 members of the Pacific Islands Forum says improved surveillance is just one of a number key steps the organisation plans in 2017; ship grounding a major loss for Cooks' outer islands; New Zealand scientist discovers submarine eruption near the mainland of Tonga, after looking at satellite images; : A province in Vanuatu has declared itself the first 'Organic Province' in the hope of promoting healthy eating and encouraging tourism; and in sport..the Pacific Islands are being tipped as a perfect Rugby Sevens host if the plug is pulled on the struggling Wellington tournament.